Second Life News: Miss Virtual World 2010 Preview

November 11th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

by Sappho Zapatero Similar to “Miss Universe” and other beauty pageants in real life, “Miss Virtual World 2010,” seeks a beautiful Second Life avatar with outstanding presence and personality.  The winner will be crowned December 19th 2010 at 11am SLT at the Patch Thibauld Auditorium in Second Life. Earlier this month, I was invited to […]

Second Life Traffic Report: The 7th Element Lucky For Neumann in November

November 3rd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Traffic Report, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

Compiled by Avarie Parker The big story this month is Dakota Neumann’s newest club, The 7th Element, moving back up the charts. The newly designed club manages to even outshine his prior club’s superior atmosphere. The 6th Element was one of the most dazzling clubs in SL and the most popular. Dakota’s enthusiasm and passion […]

Second Life Machinima: Draxtor Despres Features US State Department and Cross Cultural Collaboration in SL

November 3rd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Leading architects from the US, New Zealand and Egypt discussed what President Obama promised in his Cairo speech: an online network, facilitating collaboration across geographic and cultural boundaries. Hey, isn’t that what SL has been for many of us for these past few years already? Draxtor Despres looked into the matter.

Avatar Repertory Theater Stages ’13 Objects’ By Howard Barker

September 30th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

Coventry University presents Avatar Repertory Theater’s staging of ’13 Objects: Studies in Servitude’ by Howard Barker as part of an international festival celebrating the work of this prestigious playwright. Performances will be on Oct 20, 4pm SLT and October 21, 2pm SLT at Coventry University Sim. For a more in-depth look at the set and […]

Second Life News: Earworms Presents Language Learning in SL

September 30th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

Starting October 5th, the team of Hermes-PPMM will be holding in-world demonstrations of their new product, Earworms Language Learning.  Residents are invited to come over to the SLevolution sim at 2AM SLT and 7AM SLT where there will be a demonstration of Earworms – a product promising to bring ” a new way of language […]

Second Thoughts On Second Life: Second Life Goes Green!

September 2nd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Real Life in Second Life, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

By Compe Lockwood Polar bears in peril, solar energy for cooking, recycling the planet. This is “Show Me the Green: An Exposition of Green and Sustainable Practices.” And this is a very ambitious rooftop. Held on top of the Museum of the African-American Experience, The Green and Sustainable Expo ran last month with a broad […]

Comcast Gets It Right: Surveying SL Residents About Offering Value To Virtual Community

August 5th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Entrepreneur Magazine, SLENTRE.COM Magazine Feature Articles

Last week, about a dozen avatars in Second Life had fun at the pilot Comcast Costume Contest party. Comcast employees including SL DJ Rayne Broome and Fidelina Ferlinghetti pooled their resources and offered $L2,000 for a costume contest. In keeping with a cable TV theme, participants were asked to sport costumes portraying a TV or […]

Second Thoughts on Second Life: Loch Ness Monster Not Shy in SL

August 5th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Real Life in Second Life, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

By Compe Lockwood Few mysteries are more famous then Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster. After decades of research and investigation, questions remain. Does the creature exist? What does it look like? Why can’t we find it? “Nessie” is indeed an elusive creature lurking in the self-imposed solitude of watery depths. But the serpent is not quite […]

Draxtor Despres Machinima Video Report: Obama Team Uses Second Life To Highlight Trip To Ghana

July 21st, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Ghana was his first public appearance in official capacity and it was also the most tweeted, Facebooked and SMSed event since he was sworn in as President. For the first time, virtual worlds and the Metaverse were also integrated: Second Life and Metaplace hosted connected viewing parties and a […]

Second Life News: Registration Open For First Lap Of Relay For Life Benefiting American Cancer Society

July 7th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

The first lap of Relay for Life of Second Life (July 18-19)  honors cancer survivors and caregivers from around the world.  Survivors and caregivers walk the first lap to put a face to the battle against cancer. They’ve been on the “front lines” in a battle on cancer, and are here to tell their story. […]